Santa Claus is already at a level of BPM maturity that we should all aspire to.
Santa Claus has a very impressive supply chain that is already optimized beyond anything we see in today's business world. How else can he deliver such a wide array of amazing things? iPads to wine glasses etched with a process map of the winemaking process (he even delivered those to me a little early this year)... http://bit.ly/1V2jteN Which proves Santa has integrated active and predictive analytics into his processes, because he seems to know what I want almost before I do, and has never been late no matter what logistical nightmares he has faced.
Happy Holidays to all of you.
Santa would need a special User Task, that is at the same time:
Other than that, what Rachel said :)
I think Santa could use Flokzu's public forms to receive the wishes from every child in the world !
Every submitted wish starts a process, to evaluate and deliver !!
You know the tons of paper the world would save ? No more letters to Santa, but process instances !!
First off, Santa as formidable as he is, does not know coding. His elves are taking a course on BPMN and Java but their heart is just not in it.
Santa is the first who has managed to connect directly service providers (i.e. toys producers) and their consumers (i.e. kids). Certainly this was done before UBER. Of course, one person can manage this complexity only with the power of BPM - coordination of everyone involved to run a dedicate process instance for each child!
It seems that Santa has a good NDA with his BPM vendor and BPM consultans.
Good question Peter, but I can't comment, as that would require me to engage in magical thinking. Which I'm against.
BPM concerns modernity and requires taking responsiblity for supply chains. What, did we think all those presents came down the chimney or something?
And let's not even get into the tricky market segmentation problem.
Santa is not real. His elves are not real. It is a story. Santa's marketing organisation has built a huge industry on a story and has then used parents to do all the work perpetuating the story for no money. On the back of that he has build an enormously valuable business for retailers who are now using their marketing budgets to reinforce the story.
He doesn't need BPM. His work is done.
Moral of the story: nothing beats a great story
Moral of the story2 : if you've got a great thing going, don't try and improve it.
At last says Santa I have no manager trying to organise my important day and the Elves and I do what we do best without interference. Even Rudolph is smiling....!